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Electric-Assist Bicycles Pilot Program

Electric-Assist Bicycles - Paved Trail Pilot Program

The City of Fort Collins has undertaken a pilot program to assess the feasibility of allowing electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) on paved multi-use trails. Throughout the pilot program, we will be seeking public input regarding e-bikes on paved trails. Please take a moment to share your perspectives through this brief feedback form.

The City's E-bike Pilot Program allows Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes on paved trails for one year (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020).  Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes include a small electric motor and provide a boost to the bicycle rider up to 20 miles per hour. While the rider may be able to pedal faster than 20 miles per hour like on a traditional bike, the assistance ceases at 20 miles per hour.  Please consider your responses to the following questions in the context of only Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes.     

Most of the questions in this survey refer to Fort Collins' paved multi-use trails, such as the Spring Creek Trail, Mason Trail, Power Trail, and Poudre River Trail.  These are typically 8 to 12-feet-wide trails, separated from streets, and shared by people walking, bicycling, and using other active modes for recreation and transportation.  An example of the trails in reference is shown in the image below.
Example of a paved multi-use trail